Basic Studio Lighting Class #3

This will be a studio lighting class for team members who are new to studio lighting. We will be covering basic lighting setups, camera settings, equipment, studio etiquette and more. This will be a 3 hour Meetup. Lewis Prescott the owner of The Old Studio www.theoldstudio.net has graciously offered us the use of his facility at a substantially discounted rate. We will use a combination of volunteer models and each other as subjects. This will be a great time to get some very high quality profile shots for your Meetup profile, Facebook, etc...This will be a limited space Meetup so make sure if you sign up that you SHOW UP. This will be a no-cost event for Members who are current on their dues.

FYI...I have confirmed most of the people from the wait-lists on the other two classes. Please update your RSVP if you can't make it so others ON the wait-list can attend.

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  • Bret F.

    I had a great time. Learned a lot, including the fact that my camera was not designed for studio shoots. Guess what I'm getting for my birthday this year. :)

    1 · February 13, 2014

    • Bret F.

      I also did some research after that night. Unlike the A7R, Sony neglected to provide a way to turn off live view on the A55 and A77. I did find a couple of work arounds though. The problem is when you are using an unrecognized flash on your camera, such as a remote trigger. When you use a recognized flash, then the Sony assumes you are going to use the flash and will up the gain in the EVF so you can see what you are shooting. The two ways I found to fool it into uping the gain are these: 1. Shoot in bulb mode, and just press and release quickly. It's to dark for anything to blur the image outside of the time the flash has it illuminated. Not great, but probably doable.

      February 16, 2014

    • Bret F.

      2. Just pop up the built in flash. These two Sony cameras have a unique feature that makes them push forward a bit, thus allowing you to then attach your flash, adapter, or trigger. Since the built in flash is open, the gain is increased in the EVF. If you don't want that flash's light to contribute to your image, just put some black tape or something over it.

      February 16, 2014

  • Charles G.

    Posted 3 photo's alternative post processing. I wanted them to look like turn of the century. Sort of the thing where you are going though your great grandmother trunk and see her 100 years ago

    February 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meetup!! Thank you to all of the instructors!

    1 · February 12, 2014

    • Bob S.

      Kyle, love the new profile shot!

      1 · February 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      You and me both! Thanks!

      February 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Leaned a ton and cant wait to learn more from this team!

    February 14, 2014

  • Jeff H.

    Thank you for the wonderful thrill and first journey to the Studio. Everyone was so helpful and I learned a ton. The models were awesome.

    February 13, 2014

  • Carol B.

    Many thanks to the organizers and everyone who helped out. Fantastic learning session. Thanks Bob, Charles, Shep. Thank you Margaret for your guidance.

    February 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a great class! Thanks to all who put this together and shared their knowledge with those of us wanting to learn new things.

    February 13, 2014

  • Susan A.

    I never had an opportunity to use a studio before. Very fun and helpful. Thanks to instructors and other members who gave me good tips. SW Photo Team rocks!!

    February 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow that was an amazing class. I learned a ton from the teachers and the meet up members. Thanks and will always shoot in RAW. Thanks Sean for showing me that little trick I have been looking for a solution. Thanks Susan I appreciate the referral looking foward to more stuff Bob.

    February 13, 2014

  • Charles G.

    It was a great evening and fun I hope was had by all. Learning is a book that you have to open page by page. The whole volume is heavy and hard to digest. I hope we have given you the spark to open to the next page and want to learn. Wonderful seeing everyone.

    1 · February 13, 2014

  • Torbjorn B.

    Perfect. Great presentation. Great learning. Thanks!

    1 · February 13, 2014

  • Shepherd E.

    Thanks everyone for making it a wonderful night, I had a blast and can't wait to see everyone's work. Thanks to all the models for volunteering their time and talent!

    February 12, 2014

  • Bob S.

    Another awesome night of learning and fun with a great group!

    1 · February 12, 2014

  • Barb A.

    I really enjoyed this Meetup, the studio was excellent, the models were amazing and as usual Bob, Shephard, Charles and Kurt were very friendly, fun and knowledgeable. I feel so fortunate to be a part of this group. Thank you again for making this oppurtunity available and sharing your love of photography.

    1 · February 12, 2014

  • Carol B.

    Unbelievable!

    1 · February 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wish I could've made it in today, I absolutely love low key lighting and learned a lot last time around, definitely would've picked up on more info. But I have to worn late :-/

    February 12, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Work

      February 12, 2014

  • Ron E.

    Sorry I have to miss this, must stay home tonight. Hope this is in time for somebody to use my spot!

    February 12, 2014

  • Bret F.

    I just saw the comment from Shepherd about pocket wizards. Since I'm the last one on the wait list, I thought I'd as this question. I have a Sony Alpha A55, which does not have a standard hotshoe for flashes. If someone else cancels, should I get a converter to bring with me? If I can't get one, will it be a problem? If it will, I'll cancel my RSVP now, and try to attend later when I have the needed equipment.

    February 12, 2014

    • Bob S.

      Bret, you are going to need to be able to fire a pocket wizard from a hot-shoe, so probably best to wait for a repeat of this class later.

      February 12, 2014

    • Bret F.

      Thanks Bob. I did find an adaptor for my camera. So, if a spot opens before the end of the day, I'll be good to go. Unfortunately, your next class is happening while I'm in Australia. And if a spot doesn't open up tonight, I'll keep an eye out for future ones.

      February 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    As much as I would like to attend, as studio lighting is my WEAK spot, I have to head out of town for biz today. I hope, given the popularity of this topic, this event will be repeated.
    Thanks!

    February 12, 2014

  • Jenn

    I've come down with the flu. Hopefully someone from the wait list can join.

    February 11, 2014

  • Shepherd E.

    A great suggestion from Charles posted on #2's meetup page: Just a few suggestions...Know how to put your camera in M or Manual Mode, Know how to change your ISO and F stops. Also know how to change your shutter speed. We will cover these in class but it's good to look in your booklet before the class. It takes time away from the class if you hand me the camera and I have to figure it out. Have fun.

    Also, if you have a pocket wizard, feel free to bring it to this session. While we'll have some on hand to borrow, it helps when there are a couple on hand so the next shooter is ready to go.

    February 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    If I'm on the waist for 1&2 is it pointless to attend 3? Not sure if this is a series or stand alone workshop? Thanks!

    January 27, 2014

    • Bob S.

      I would suggest that you attend the class you are confirmed in. As Charles said, these are duplicate classes not a series.

      1 · January 28, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, guys!

      January 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very cool! Thanks!

    January 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Bob and Lewis!

    January 26, 2014

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